Court-appointed MDC T interim leader Thokozani Khupe’s bid to form an alliance of smaller political parties that once fused with Nelson Chamisa’s MDC Alliance has failed to take off as one of the parties’ leaders Transform Zimbabwe’s Jacob Ngarivhume is refusing to be a part of the formation, New Zimbabwe reports.
Ngarivhume yesterday dismissed rumours that he was engaging with Thokozani Khupe and Tweeted:
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I would like to dispel rumours that I am in discussions with Dr Thokozani Khupe branch of MDC.
These reports aren’t true. The events taking place within the MDC are a sore point for the whole nation. My hope is that we the people can rise above petty politics in this very crucial hour.
Multiracial Christian Democracy (MCD) president, Mathias Guchutu confirmed that Khupe reached out to them:
I can confirm that they (MDC-T) have invited us to a meeting and there is nothing wrong with that. My own thinking was Chamisa should have called us and update us on the best way forward, but he hasn’t done so for reasons best known to himself.
For now, what I can confirm is that there is that move from Khupe that we should revisit the alliance pact and then think of the way forward. I cannot really foretell what lies ahead. We are therefore waiting for that meeting to take place so that we can be able to tell as a party if we say yes or no to their proposal.
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